Identification

Name

National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System

Short name

NARMS

Status

Active

Category

System

People
(1) Patrick McDermott, Director, Patrick.McDermott@fda.hhs.gov
(2) Heather Tate, Cooridinator, heather.tate@fda.hhs.gov
Organizations
(1) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
(2) Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
(3) United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Update frequency

Yearly

Created

2014-07-08 21:59:20+00:00

Modified

2016-07-08 14:32:55.999743+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

NARMS is a surveillance system that tests foodborne and diarrheal organisms (Salmonella, Shigella, E. Coli, Campylobacter, non-cholera Vibrio, Listeria and Enterococcus) against commonly-used and clinically significant antibiotic drugs such as ciprofloxacin, penicillin, ceftriaxone, etc. NARMS determines the resistance profiles of isolates received and summarizes the resistance data for each state, species, serotype, drug, drug class, etc.

Goals
(1) Baseline awareness
(2) Early warning
Year start

1996

URL http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/AntimicrobialResistance/NationalAntimicrobialResistanceMonitoringSystem/default.htm
URL (alternate) http://www.ars.usda.gov/Main/docs.htm?docid=6750
Related system
(1) Public Health Laboratory Information System (PHLIS)

Disease and Geography

Locations
(1) All States and Territories
Geography

No

Disease properties
(1) Drug resistant

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) Laboratory Records